Todd Merrill Studio represents the unique lighting by Chris Rucker, made from recycled construction materials. Challenging everyday transient objects, each Steel Pendant Light is made of stainless steel that has been cut into individual diamond shapes, bent and then spot welded together to create the cylindrical form. Each facet is hand hammered and pieced together resulting in an open star pattern which casts a glittering star shaped light from its interior.
Reestablishing the durable and disposable into the delicate and permanent, the artist turns form and function inside out.
As the artist works on a commission basis, custom dimensionality can be accommodated for a bespoke piece.
In 2016, Rucker was the first American artist invited to create an installation at the Made in Cloister art and design center in Naples, Italy. His work resides in the collections of Steven Klein, Dennis Freedman, Neville Wakefield, Camilla Nickerson, and Madonna.